Author: Jon Manson

Flames left asking questions after 3 game losing streak

Coming on the heels of the program’s first 3 game losing streak this season and first 3 straight Big South Conference setbacks since February 2016, Liberty’s left asking questions as to how this has happened and how it can be corrected moving forward. The Flames currently sit at 3-4 in conference play, after losing just 4 Big South games all last season. In each of the 4 losses, Liberty went into the halftime break with a lead, before succumbing in the 2nd half. The team’s performance in the first half compared to the 2nd has been night and day...

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Liberty and High Point square off Thursday night

The Flames are back in action Thursday night at the Millis Center to take on the High Point Panthers. Tip is scheduled for 7pm. Liberty will be looking to stop a 2 game losing streak while the Panthers are looking to extend their win streak to 2 after defeating Presbyterian in their previous outing. High Point is 8-9 on the season, including a 3-3 mark in conference play. Scott Cherry’s squad has benefited from very strong play at home, as evidenced by their 7-1 home record, including a perfect 3-0 home conference record. The Panthers are led by a...

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Liberty falls in overtime to Radford, 59-57

For the third time this season, a Liberty game needed overtime to decide the outcome. This time, the Flames fall at Radford, 59-57. With the loss, LU is now 3-3 in Big South play, and the Highlanders move to 5-1. With the Flames trailing by 5 and just 2:30 left in regulation, true freshman Elijah Cuffee drilled a 3 pointer. Lovell Cabbil then blocked Radford’s layup, grabbed the rebound, and a few seconds later hit a 3 pointer to give Liberty the 1 point lead at 47-46 with 1:52 left. The Highlanders responded with 4 straight points to regain...

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Flames Look to rebound at Radford

Liberty will look to get back on track with a win Monday night at Radford. The Flames and Highlanders will tip at 7pm in a game that will be carried on the Big South Network and LFSN. The Highlanders are currently tied for first place in the Big South standings at 4-1 in league play, 1 game ahead of the Flames at 3-2. 6’5″ junior forward Ed Polite, Jr. paces Radford with 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The Flames are attempting to win consecutive games at the Dedmon Center as Liberty knocked off the Highlanders in both...

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Colorado WR Johnny Huntley to transfer to Liberty

Liberty begins the final push towards signing day next month with a commitment from Johnny Huntley III. Huntley is a 6’3″, 220 pound wide receiver who will be transferring to the Flames from Colorado. Huntley spent the past two seasons with the Buffaloes, appearing in 13 games as a true freshman in 2016, while spending most of his playing time on special teams to go along with one reception for 14 yards. This past season, he saw playing time almost primarily on special teams. He commits to Liberty while spending the weekend in Lynchburg on an official visit. Huntley...

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